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Enterprising students from Coleg Llysfasi are celebrating after gaining a highly prestigious award at the Welsh finals of the Global Enterprise Challenge held in Cardiff last week.
Representing the Deeside College Group of Colleges, the team of Land-based Engineering and Forestry students travelled to the Welsh capital to compete against students from across the country, pitching business ideas and showcasing their enterprising skills.
The team were put through a number of gruelling assessments when pitching their business idea. Their ideas and efforts, and their high spirits, which were shown throughout the competition, impressed not only judges but the other competitors.
The Coleg Llysfasi students came home with the Ian Bennett Award, which voted for by all competition participants, recognises the team who contributed the most to the event. The team’s excellent spirit was recognised as a key factor in the win, with the group receiving impressive feedback from judges and peers alike.
Deeside College Entrepreneurship Champion, Richard Carr, who accompanied the team to Cardiff said:
“The team worked extremely hard in Cardiff over the 2 day competition. They had sound business ideas and an attitude that won over the judges and other competitors. They should be extremely proud of the fact that they made such a good impression at the finals. Entrepreneurship encompasses many different skills, including team working ability and spirit; our students have clearly demonstrated their capabilities in these areas.”
Team member, Emyr Hopkins, Land-based Engineering student at Coleg Llysfasi said:
“We were delighted to be presented with the Ian Bennett Award. All of the competitors had brilliant ideas and were extremely welcoming. We all learnt a lot over the two day competition.”